The History of Lewes – from Anglo-Saxon times to 1830. A course starting 29 September 2014

This course of 16 meetings over two terms will be tutored by Sussex Archaeological Society member Dr Geoff Doel. Dr Doel is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent, and Canterbury Christ Church University.

It will explore the history of Lewes as a microcosm of national economic, religious, political and social trends from Anglo-Saxon times to the Regency. Topics will include pre-Conquest Lewes, medieval Lewes churches, Lewes Castle and the Battle of Lewes, traditional customs and legends, markets and fairs, Tom Paine, bonfire, inns and taverns, non-conformity, anchorites and alms houses.

Schedule: From 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. on Mondays, starting on 29 September 2014

Venue: St Michael’s Hall, Lewes High Street

Fees: £160 for two terms, reduced to £150 for SAS members (includes tea/coffee)

Enrolment: Email Geoff Doel, geoffdoel [at]
Send cheque payable to Geoff Doel at 38 London Road, St Dunstans, Canterbury, CT28 8LN.





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